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Jason Patzfahl September 28, 2013 at 01:12 pm
Let's see if "Fred Mullin" and the other fictional, yet vocal opponents of Tharp show up -Read More oh wait, they won't - Because "Mullin" and many other commenters on the Patch stories on Tharp were actually our last Superintendent Hughes and his minion Bill Attewell who tried to "drag down The Greendale School District." Their words, not mine.
June Crawford February 13, 2014 at 10:01 am
Posted by David Cotey , September 25, 2013 at 03:11 PM Is this really still headlines, almost 5Read More months ago Tharp had coffee? And one of his "minions" spouting off about it. Is this the best Greendale Patch can do?
The community engagement group Forward Thinking is planning a kickoff event at the Boerner Botanical Gardens concert in the park at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22.
Mercury August 4, 2013 at 03:05 pm
Our most gracious thanks to this Whitnal public servant and her bringing our Greendale publicRead More servants to engage with our village school officials and tell them the views we have about how they are ruling over our schools - without their control of meetings. Fellow citizens commence to your calendars to come and observe and initiate our matters for them to hear and and answer to their public.
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CowDung July 26, 2013 at 10:28 am
Then perhaps you shouldn't use Infogram anymore to create news stories. I would have thought thatRead More it would be more appropriate to include the graphic on the original story as well instead of making the graphic it's own article.
© Steve July 26, 2013 at 10:51 am
I am self employed. 100% of myself reports unfair compensation on a recent survey. Please do aRead More report on me with large graphics and fancy fonts. Not these leaching cry baby teaches that receive full time all year round pay for 8 months of labor with full benefits and a frickin pension. Oh, did I type I pay their salary? Guess I just did.
Mercury July 26, 2013 at 06:14 pm
To my fair subject Steve, You made a crucial mistake in your service to self employment. You reportRead More a 100% unfair compensation, you did not become a public servant in our Greendale School System. To our Patch, do not busy yourself with the ins and outs of the graphics. Do your reporting and town crier service to our fair village. There is much news afoot that is not being reported here but most certain being discussed in local gatherings of our citizens about our public officials in our Broad Street fair merchant place and neighborhoods. We will be out in force at our fair Greendale Market the morn of Sat spreading the news of the goings on to their subjects.
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Tom Matel July 24, 2013 at 11:01 am
In response to J.B. Schmidt, I guess if all you have is a high school diploma, it is easy to sayRead More just quit your job and go find another one. But, if you have the equivalent of 6-8 years of college behind you, that is not an easy option I doubt if Schmidt had gone to college for 6 years, earned a master degree, found a job that was rewarding, and then had the rules of compensation changed on him/her after 10-15 years on that job, he/she would say, oh well, I guess I will just quit, go back to school for another 6 years without any income and just start all over again. BYW, I'm not a teacher and I doubt if the results of the survey would be any different if it was from any group of employees in the private sector. Many employees do not feel as though they are properly compensated.
June Crawford July 24, 2013 at 03:01 pm
Some of the highest pay in the region, plus bennies, summers off. Sounds pretty good.
Patroon July 24, 2013 at 05:13 pm
One point that needs clarification is that the raise was given after the survey. Did the surveyRead More results impact the decision to pay above the average in the region? Did the budget for the kids programs, curriculum, books, etc go up the same rate? I don't want to see cuts to pay teachers more unnecessarily - and what about administration? A 3% raise for a 50,000 teacher is pretty different from someone making 110,000. That must mean 2/5 of the administration feel their pay is unfair too?
Catherine July 21, 2013 at 01:11 pm
So glad that Greendale School District continues to support and expand its music program. Music isRead More such an essential part of the eduction progress.
Mary Stewart June 19, 2013 at 07:41 am
We must applaud the schools for investing in our children's education. Parents should remember thatRead More experts say the musical experiences of students outside of school typically carry more weight than what is presented in classes and ensembles. I am sure the $14,000 spent on music (violin?) books for one elementary school is not quite as paradoxical as it appears on the surface. Although, it does appear as though Highland View is getting some extra-special attention from the front office in the last year or so.
Mercury June 19, 2013 at 04:51 pm
Spending more for music even going over budget makes my village a better place to reside. We loveRead More and support the concerts of our students of my Greendale. If this goes over budget, We must have every confidence the money can be found for this well worthy expense. Three cheers to our leaders to spend for music.
Preliminary plans to upgrade the entryways at Highland Park and the district's other two elementary schools are in the works.
Jason Patzfahl June 19, 2013 at 03:54 pm
"School Board member Anne Szcygiel urged administration to get input from all stakeholdersRead More should the upgrade plans move forward." ~ Who exactly are and are NOT stakeholders? Do parents of children in these schools have more at stake than non-parents? Could this plan be in jeopardy if home owners who do not have children in these schools don't want to pay for the security upgrade?
Mercury June 19, 2013 at 04:46 pm
We in our Village support safety for all of our children. Our Village applauds a increase inRead More security for these schools. We will and must support this upgrade even a tax levy vote will pass in the next Election Day. Three cheers for this decision by our school board and administration. Our village will and must vote Yes.
Patroon June 23, 2013 at 08:27 pm
Why is Mrs. Szcygiel asking these questions and in effect delaying? Jason is right on this one.Read More Why are they studying security upgrades? Why isn't this moving forward now? Funds are being found for other priorities. Isn't the safety of students and then faculty important? Lets do this now. Cheers Patroon
Greendale High School sent off its Class of 2013 graduates Sunday.
Mercury June 16, 2013 at 07:16 pm
Wonderful news for our fair Village. Cudos to Mr. Lodes, his teachers and assistants and of courseRead More the parents of the students. Our hats are off to the all of GHS. Mr. Lodes' address was just the greatest. The other " School administrator" well to be charitable as we must, it was his first speech and we can only pray that things will improve. The students were wonderful and all of us in our village have them in our prayers.
Brinkman Field will look nothing like it does now once renovations, which are expected to be approved by the Village of Greendale on June 1, 2013, are completed in time for the 2014 season.
Mercury June 13, 2013 at 09:15 pm
Those of us in our fair village praise the generous donation of our benefactor, our school districtRead More that is contributing money to the effort of our village leaders and our Homerun club. Our youth ballplayers will appreciate this work for generations.
Danny Noonan August 6, 2013 at 02:15 pm
What an absolute joke. The High School teams were forced to play all road games this season inRead More anticipation of this project, yet no one has lifted a shovel yet! What is going on? Who is in charge of this project? I can't imagine the baseball players, parents or donors of the project are real happy.
Fred Mullin August 7, 2013 at 07:24 am
Drip, drip, drip. This administration is truly in a (minor) league of its own. The district isRead More hemorrhaging talent, the budget isn't adding up and the tall guy hides in the dugout while the school board cheers from the bleachers.
sara June 8, 2013 at 03:56 pm
Wonderful effort and support. How generous of our Greendale School District staff to make donationsRead More as well!
Mercury June 9, 2013 at 05:16 pm
This is a wonderful effort and support. Our Greendale Public School employees are generous and wellRead More meaning and never should be taken for granted. We were told Friday evening at the Foundation fundraiser our school board is reducing this program and making the teacher of this program teach in the social studies program. They are there for the credit but are also undercutting our ACCESS kids. Why is this happening and we do not know of this?
Mandy A. June 10, 2013 at 05:36 pm
If that is true, I certainly would like to hear the BOE's reasoning. These kids deserve more andRead More Dan R has done a wonderful job reaching and making a difference in the lives of Greendale youth. Aren't we supposed to be making sure ALL students have the opportunity to achieve to their fullest potential?
Jackie Kraemer May 31, 2013 at 07:56 am
Mercury: Currently the Board referred this report to the Community Development Authority, then itRead More will come back to the Committee of the Whole (the Board), then it will go to the Planning Commission. When the Planning Commission makes their final recommendations, then it goes back to the Board for a vote.
Jason Patzfahl May 31, 2013 at 10:09 am
Jackie, could you please draw a diagram of that process for me . . . It sounds like WAY too manyRead More steps, would you agree?
Susan Glembin June 27, 2013 at 11:37 am
When I was a child growing up in Greendale on Badger Ct, we use to go down to theRead More "flagpole" on hot days where there was a kiddie wading pool. It brought lots of families to the downtown area, and was a huge draw for the children. It was located behind where the flagpole is, in front of the school, near the old police station/hose tower.